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What is lorazapan?

What is lorazapan?

Anti-Anxiety: Lorazepam is a medication in the benzodiazepine family that is commonly used to treat symptoms of anxiety. It is sometimes taken 2-3 times per day but should only be used as prescribed as it does have potential for habit forming behaviors (addiction). ...Read more

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Can a person pass out with just 2 mgs lorazapam?

Can a person pass out with just 2 mgs lorazapam?

That is possible: That may be too high a dose for some people. ...Read more

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How long will lorazapam stay in someone's system?

How long will lorazapam stay in someone's system?

About A Week: Lorazepam (brand name ativan) is a benzodiazepine used in the short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia, acute seizures including status epileptics, sedation of hospitalized patients and sedation of aggressive patients. It is a short-acting drug with no active metabolites. It has potential for tolerance and dependence so the fda recommends using only for 2 to 4 weeks. Withdrawal can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the major use for the medication lorenzapan?

What is the major use for the medication lorenzapan?

Lorazepam: I'm assuming you mean lorazepam. If I am correct Lorazepam (brand name ativan) is a tranquilizer / sedative medication in the benzodiazepine class which makes it useful for many situations. It can, however, be addicting and is considered a controlled substance by the dea. ...Read more

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Has anyone seen 2 mgs lorazapam taken on a first dose?

Has anyone seen 2 mgs lorazapam taken on a first dose?

Dosing varies: That dose can be given safely. However, caution should be exercised by the patient to avoid operating heavy machinery, etc. Following dosing. ...Read more

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Could a non benzo person overdose on 2 mgs of lorazapam?

Could a non benzo person overdose on 2 mgs of lorazapam?

Not "overdose": First, Lorazepam needs to be prescribed by your physician, who will determine an appropriate dose for you. Second, a 2 mg dose may make someone who's not used to benzodiazepines sleepy or sedated. Depending on the use your physician intends, this may be exactly the result you want. Check with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I overdosed on my 2mg tablets of lorazapam?

How can I tell if I overdosed on my 2mg tablets of lorazapam?

Yikes!!: Taking too much of a benzodiazepine, such as lorazepam, cabe be very dangerous and even fatal. It's a CNS depressant and taking too much can lead to respiratory depression resulting in stop breathing while asleep. Symptoms of too much include, slurred speech, blurry vision, unsteady gaot, problems walking, lethargy, sedated. ...Read more

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Took 2 mgs lorazapam by accident do I need to be conserned.?

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Took 2 mgs lorazapam by accident do I need to be conserned.?

Ativan (lorazepam): What is your normal prescribed dose? . If u are alert & calm, u should be ok, but please do tell your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get tactile hulucinations from one 2 mg dose of lorazapam?

Can you get tactile hulucinations from one 2 mg dose of lorazapam?

Lorazepam withdrawal: Tactile hallucinations (not "hulucinations") are common in withdrawal from benzodiazepines such as lorazepam. I've never seen them after a single 2mg dose. If this dose was given in an attempt to taper from ongoing benzo use, though, it may mean the person was using a much higher dose -- and the 2mg dose did not cover withdrawal symptoms. Tactile hallucinations ; other symptoms could result. ...Read more

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Would 2 mg of lorazapam be a normal dose for a colonascapy procedure.

Was it prescribed: For that purpose? If so, yes, this dose sounds fine. However, it may be rather sedating - so you would need someone to drive you home after the procedure. ...Read more

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I've been taking a few too many lorazapam. How do I break this habit?

I've been taking a few too many lorazapam. How do I break this habit?

See your prescriber.: You have to understand why you started to take this medication in the first place in order to successfully quit taking the medication. You will need supervision in decreasing then stopping the medication with the help of your pcp or psychiatrist. Just abruptly stopping the medication can cause intolerable side effects and can be dangerous especially if you have been on it for a long time. ...Read more

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Will I be addicted from taking. 5 mg once a day lorazapan for a month?

Habituation: Your body may become habituated to daily Lorazepam after 30 days. However, this differs from addiction, which includes a behavioral pattern of using and pursuing more and more of the drug -- often to the exclusion of other important life roles. After a month of daily use, it would be wise to taper (rather than suddenly stop) medications like lorazepam. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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If a person passes out after given 2 mgs of lorazapam what should be done?

Sue them!!!: Just kidding... Lorazepam is a sedative and make people drowsy, sleepy and some times pass out... That's the reason for the warning not to drive or use heavy equipment and dangerous other things... Don't use sedatives again and have a check up to rule out other reasons for passing out... Cardiac, medical and neurological reasons. ...Read more

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What could happen if 2 mgs of lorazapam was taken by mistake for a 1st dose.?

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What could happen if 2 mgs of lorazapam was taken by mistake for a 1st dose.?

Ativan (lorazepam): It really depends on what other medications u are taking at the same time, how the 2 mg. Affected you, how often it is prescribed, & what it is prescribed for, as well as your tolerance. By itself, & if prescribed 1 time or as needed, the dose is not that high. ...Read more

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2 mgs lorazapam being a strong dose taken first time dose can there be harmful effects?

Lorazepam: Lorazepam can make you drowsy or sleepy, but a 2mg dose might be needed for someone who was very agitated and/or anxious to begin with. ...Read more

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What are overdose symptoms for lorazapam, and can one 2 mg dose produce those symptoms.

What are overdose symptoms for lorazapam, and can one 2 mg dose produce those symptoms.

Not how Medicine Is: Please re-ask us this question but include your specific symptoms. You are asking for a chapter length answer that is not possible on health tap. ...Read more

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I took 3 0.5 mg of lorazapam last thursday. Do you think they will be out of my system by this tuesday?

Yes likely: Hello
Yes if you took 3 0.5 mg of Lorazepam taken last Thursday should be out of your system by Tuesday. The usual half live of Lorazepam in a healthy person is about 14 hours. So by Tuesday you should have gone through 8.5 half lives. If you did not take any more Lorazepam than only 0.39% of the original amount should remain. But you should not be taking more lorazepam than you were prescribed ...Read more

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Do you believe drugs like lorazapam are being prescribed to readily for something that could be resolved w/o a drug.

Lorazepam addiction: While there is a concern for overprescribing Lorazepam - certain conditions such as acute panic attacks respond best to benzos such as Ativan (lorazepam) - however the concern for tolerance and addiction remains. ...Read more

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If prescribed lorazapam 1 mg how long does it take to feel relaxed and if not doing anything should another mg be taken?

Not long: Typically, Lorazepam will take effect within 15-20 minutes after taking it by mouth. Every patient responds differently and sometimes higher doses are needed. However, high doses of Lorazepam can lead to sedation and intoxication similar to alcohol, so you should speak with your prescribing physician before taking more. ...Read more

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What are the likely effects of 2 mgs vs. 2 mgs of lorazapam initial dose - could that be harmful if taken without tritation?

Odd question: Using lorazapam or any other medication should be by prescription, and as your doctor directs. Using more than prescribed could lead to more sedation than is safe. Other medications or substances being used -- and existing medical conditions -- may worsen the danger. Ask your prescribing physician about your particular situation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to hullucinate from a 2 mg dose of lorazapam from an initial dose taken by mistake misunderstanding daily vs single dosing.?

Possible: Anything is possible, but sedation (sleepiness, drowsiness, slurred speech, etc) is a more likely outcome. Hoping you've corrected the mistake and are now using the Lorazepam doses your doctor prescribed. ...Read more

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If you pass out from lorazapam that can not be good, obviously to big of a dose for person, should there be concern with 2 mgs. What should be done?

Depends.: The reaction from Lorazepam is dose dependent. There are individual responses depending on weight, age and the presence of other factors such as a history of smoking, drinking alcohol and whether anxiety is severe. We usually start from the lowest effective dose and titrate the dose depending on the individual response. ...Read more

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Can you take lorezapam with alcohol?

Can you take lorezapam with alcohol?

Not recommended: Taking them together increases their effects to a potentially unsafe level. It may cause a person to get drowsy and potentially stop breathing. ...Read more

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Is it bad for a 14 year old to take lorazapam?

Consult doctor: It depends on the clinical situation. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine medicine that is usually used in adults with anxiety disorder. If your doctor recommends lorazepam, then it's her judgment that it will help, if you're concerned about using it, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could 2 mgs lorazapam produce hypnotic state?

Yes.: Ativan (lorazepam) and the family of benzodiazepines is considered a sedative-hypnotic drug. ...Read more

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I don't have lorezapam, can I take klonipin instead?

I don't have lorezapam, can I take klonipin instead?

NO: Don't substitute any medicine for another without asking your Doctor, the one who prescribed that med for you, he is the best to give you advice. ...Read more

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Is 2 mgs lorazapam a good dose for presentation anxiety?

High dose for that: Unless you're extremely anxious -- or are already habituated to Lorazepam at that dose -- 2mg might result in drowsiness and slurring your speech. If you've never used Lorazepam before, a lower dose might be better. I cannot advise you though, since you haven't shared your inner state or any other medications you might be taking. Cbt with a psychologist can help without drugs at all. ...Read more

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Is 2 mgs of lorazapam a safe dose for surgical procedure?

Not an anesthetic: Lorazepam is not an anesthetic agent, so you would need other medications for a surgical procedure. Some doctors might prescribe Lorazepam for relaxation before the surgical procedure though. All this -- including what are safe or appropriate doses -- would be managed by your anesthesiologist. Options thoroughly discussed with you and weighed beforehand. ...Read more

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How much lorazapam (ativan) can you take safely at one time?

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How much lorazapam (ativan) can you take safely at one time?

Ativan (lorazepam): Depends on your age, what other medications u r taking, and what the Ativan (lorazepam) is prescribed for. Usually, 0.5 mg. To 1mg. ...Read more

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What would a stress breakdown look like and is lorazapam the right med?

What would a stress breakdown look like and is lorazapam the right med?

A stress breakdown: Is a catch all term and not a true diagnosis. The impact of stress can be seen in sleep problems, excessive drinking, drugs, short temper, crying, etc. Your doc has given you a medication to help but seeing a therapist for stress management is also in order. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How llong does it take for 3mg lorazapam to not show up in your uriine?

3-4 days: Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine used to help with anxiety symptoms. A one time dose of 3mg should be out of your system after 3- 4 days. If you are a chronic user, it may take longer. ...Read more

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If given 2 mgs of lorazapam vs 2 mgs valuim what is the difference in effect?

Different strength: 2 mg of Lorazepam would have more effect than 2 mg of valium but valium effect lasts longer. ...Read more

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Is there any reason for a 2 mg dose of lorazapam to be prescribed first dose.?

Is there any reason for a 2 mg dose of lorazapam to be prescribed first dose.?

Lorazepam: The reason has to be severity of anxiety and sedation required. The range is 1-10 mg in divided dosage. Most people are maintained at 1-3 mg per day in divided dosage. Thanks. ...Read more

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When is lorazapam a good choice, is this used if experiencing executive burnout?

Executive burnout: Lorazepam if recommended by a dr may be temporary relief. Talk to a qualified physician. Ask your dr. ...Read more

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Lorazapam is what I'm on now works great but is it a problem with casual drinking?

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Lorazapam is what I'm on now works great but is it a problem with casual drinking?

Ativan (lorazepam): I would not recommend drinking while on sedatives. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who prescribes lorazapam and if so under what conditions and what doses.

Lorazepam: Lorazepam can be used in acute seizures; sometimes in symptoms of acute withdrawal from other benzodiazepines or alcohol; high anxiety. Some physicians are liberal with it, yet it's also a habit-forming medication which needs respect and monitoring. If can be temporarily helpful in panic disorder; in catatonic schizophrenia; and in flying phobias. Doses depend on need --. 5mg to 2mg, etc. ...Read more

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If lorazapam is used or prescribed wouldn't the patiant have to agree oe sign acknolegement if risks?

Whenever new meds: Are prescribed, the doc shu review the risk, benefits & potential side effects of the med being prescribed, as well as answer any questions the patient has at the time. In accepting the RX, the patient is accepting the medication (which doesn't mean they have to take it, but they should alert their md if they don't plan to.) Signed consent is unusual if Pts are self administering meds. ...Read more

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